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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

The Wanderer's Return

The evening bells were ringing

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [The evening bells were ringing]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The ev’ning bells were ringing,
Fast fell the twilight gloom;
He heard a sweet voice singing
The song of “Home, sweet home.”

“Home, home, sweet, sweet home!”
He header a sweet voice singing
The song of “Home, sweet home.”

2 His soul could roam no farther,
It was so strangely swayed;
He thought of home, and mother
From whom his heart had strayed.

“Home, home, sweet, sweet home!”
He header a sweet voice singing
The song of “Home, sweet home.”

3 He raised his eyes to heaven,
And Christ became his guide,
And strength to him was given
To reach his mother’s side.

“Home, home, sweet, sweet home!”
He header a sweet voice singing
The song of “Home, sweet home.”

4 Today, with hearts o’erflowing
With praise and joy and love,
Together they are going
Towards their home above.

“Home, home, sweet, sweet home!”
Together they are singing
The song of “Home, sweet home.”

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #11

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The evening bells were ringing
Title: The Wanderer's Return
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Home, home, sweet, sweet home


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New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #11

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